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The 52-Week Low Club for Friday

January 30, 2015: Here are four stocks among the 181 equities making new 52-week lows today. Chicago Bridge & Iron Company NV (NYSE: CBI) dropped more than 16% on Friday to ...
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The 4 Stocks That Sank the DJIA on Friday

January 30, 2015: Markets opened lower on Friday after the report on GDP showed expansion in the U.S. economy was less than expected.  Equities traded in the red in all ...
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Farm Prices Slip as Livestock Production Falls

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its preliminary report on December farm prices Friday afternoon. The all-products price index fell 1% month-over-month to 100, with the crop production index ...
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U.S. Drilling Rig Count at Lowest Point in More Than 5 Years

In the week ended January 30th, the total number of rigs drilling for oil in the U.S. came in at 1,223 compared with 1,317 in the prior week and 1,422 ...
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Can Barnes & Noble Follow Books-A-Million Going Private?

Bookseller Books-A-Million Inc. (NASDAQ: BAMM) said Friday morning that it has received an offer from the company’s executive chairman, Clyde B. Anderson, on behalf of the Anderson family to acquire ...
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Shake Shack IPO Debuts as Home Run

The latest entry into the fast-casual dining space made a big noise Friday morning, when Shake Shack Inc. (NYSE: SHAK) began trading at over $47 a share. The company priced ...
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Boeing Takes New Order for $1.4 Billion; Airbus Nabs $828 Million

Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) announced Friday morning that Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) has ordered three of the company’s 787-10 Dreamliners and five of its current version of the 737-800 ...
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Bad Q4 at Chevron Looks Far Worse Ahead

Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2014 results before markets opened Friday. For the quarter, the oil and gas supermajor posted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.85 ...
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Xerox Struggles Emphasized by Weaker Guidance

Xerox Corp. (NYSE: XRX) reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2014 results before markets opened Friday. For the quarter, the business technology firm posted quarterly adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of ...
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Altria Earnings Show That the Dividend Is Sustainable

Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO) reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2014 results before markets opened Friday morning. For the quarter, the tobacco company posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of ...
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Why Google Earnings Might Be Better Than They Look

Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2014 results after markets closed Thursday. For the quarter, the search engine behemoth reported adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $6.88 ...
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The 52-Week Low Club for Thursday

January 29, 2015: Here are four stocks among the 242 equities making new 52-week lows today. Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX) dropped 5.7% on Thursday to post a new 52-week low ...
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The 4 Stocks That Lifted the DJIA on Thursday

January 29, 2015: Markets opened slightly higher on Thursday then sank before making a comeback later in the day. Only the oil and gas sector is trading lower as the ...
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Apple Pulls Even With Samsung in Smartphone Shipments

In the fourth quarter of 2014, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) sold 74.5 million iPhones, just 600,000 fewer than Samsung Electronics’ total of 75.1 million. A year ago Samsung sold over ...
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Altria Earnings Focus on Dividend Payout

Before the opening bell on Friday morning, Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO) is scheduled to report fourth-quarter and full-year earnings. The consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters call for earnings per ...
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